Obesity kills over 20 times as many people as all illegal drug use combined.
"Supersizing" is deadlier than "mainlining".
Annual Causes of Death in the United States
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity (Obesity) 365,000
Microbial Agents 75,000
Toxic Agents 55,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,000
Incidents Involving Firearms 29,000
Sexual Behaviors 20,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,000
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin 7,600
Source: United States government...
National Institute on Drug Abuse,
Bureau of Mortality Statistics
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld Obama Care expect the Feds to take a very keen interest in what we eat and how much we exercise. Now that big brother is in the health care business he will start to require us to pass certain physical fitness criteria or he will penalize you with additional taxes. I would not be surprised if being overweight becomes a punishable criminal offense.
It should be a criminal offense. Those that choose to abuse their bodies by consuming unhealthy foods (often eating enough for two or more) and refusing to exercise cost this nation billions in additional healthcare costs. They are also a drain on productivity. They are not able to do as much work as a healthy person and they have many more sick days. Worst of all is the example they set for our children. If they see mommy going back for fourths at the Hungry Ox Buffet and then making two or more trips to the desert bar before going home and wallowing on the couch liked a bleached whale they think that is acceptable behavior. Children learn by example. What kind of example are these selfish and uncaring eating machines setting? If they see their obese mommy carted of to jail for exceeding her clinically determined weight range then they will realize that their actions come with consequences.
Researchers Say Marijuana Users Are Less Obese
Sugar and Caffeine: Gateway Drugs?
AMA Declares Obesity a Disease
Here's some help for the porkers...
Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans
"Colorado roadway fatalities are down 25 percent this year from last year, and also down from the 13-year average, Washington Post reports, in another damning debunking of law enforcement officials ‘drugged driving’ epidemic."
"Review papers debunk side effects, danger of marijuana usage"
"Officer Tried to Have Oral Intercourse With 12-year-old Orphaned Boy"
"Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits"
3 Out Of 4 Doctors Approve Of Medical Cannabis
"Higher Ground: The marijuana train has left the station, and it's not turning around...there's a very interesting CivicScience report out now, based on data over the past two years, that shows 58 percent of Americans support legal marijuana that is regulated and taxed like alcohol. Data from the past three months shows 61 percent support...when you get to 60 percent or above, you're starting to talk about things with no ifs, ands, or buts — particularly in this case, with a sample size of 453,653. This wasn't 500 people they called one week; this was nearly half a million people over two years."
Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren’t Spent On Marijuana Enforcement
These states could legalize marijuana in 2014 and beyond
Gavin Newsom To Lead Cannabis Legalization Effort
Cannabis Legalization The Will Of The Majority
Obesity; gateway To Narcotic Abuse
High School graduation rates climb in tandem with rise in marijuana use.
"Legalizing Marijuana Should Be a Top National Security Objective: Terrorism and Border Instability Would Diminish"
"Prosecutor to Drop All Seattle Marijuana Tickets"
Former U.S. attorney for Oregon endorses marijuana legalization measure
Caribbean Officials Look To Marijuana Tourism
Medical Marijuana in California: A Successful Treatment for a Wide Range of Patients
A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.
Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California Medical Marijuana Program
No, marijuana is not actually “as addictive as heroin”
States with medical marijuana laws saw decreases in suicide rates, drops in drunken driving, fewer drunken driving fatalities, declines in heavy drinking, fewer painkiller overdoses, and lower teen usage rates.
"The federal government’s own statistics show that marijuana is safer than alcohol"
"Driving After Consuming Marijuana Way Less Dangerous Than Alcohol"
"Driving under the influence of marijuana doubles your risk of a crash, while a just-barely-illegal .08 BAC increases your risk eleven-fold..."
"Obama’s nominee for a top DOJ slot has said states should legalize marijuana."
Two British Newspapers Embarrass Themselves Over Marijuana
Canada’s Largest Addiction Center Calls for Marijuana Legalization
A Once-Skeptical Colorado Town Embraces Marijuana Legalization
Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana
Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes
"Alcohol Has Killed Thousands Of People Since This Morning. Pot Use Has Killed Zero Since Forever."
"Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization In California"
"How Much Money Does Kevin Sabet Get To Spread Marijuana Propaganda?"
"Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana"
N.J. prosecutors say it's time to legalize marijuana.
Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes
"Attempt to Ban Marijuana Sales in Alaska’s Largest City Fails"
"Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
If You Needed Convincing That Marijuana Can Be Good for You, Meet This Young Boy
"Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance"
"Court Rules That THC Wax, Honey Oil Qualify as Medical Marijuana"
"Facing Recall Over Betraying Marijuana Reformers, Missouri Councilwoman Resigns"
"Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol"
Kamala Harris for senator in 2016, Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018!
"The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science"
"“Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health,” the study, featured in the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, concluded...“The distinction the Emory University study makes is not new,” Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, told ThinkProgress. “It’s ripe with citations from Donald Tashkin who has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question of what happens to people when they smoke tobacco and marijuana. This new study took things further; today these products aren’t being smoked [in a way] that the product is carbonized and there’s ash."
"Florida Legislation would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition"